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Table 3 Change in clinical variables (Δ), body composition parameters and disease activity scores following exercise and control periods (8 weeks)

From: Moderate-intensity aerobic and resistance exercise is safe and favorably influences body composition in patients with quiescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a randomized controlled cross-over trial

  Exercise group (n = 13) Control group (n = 7) p-value
Weight (kg) 0 (−1.15, 1.55) −1.6 (−2.1, 0.2) 0.624
BMI (Kg/m2) 0 (−0.395, 0.48) −0.58 (−0.74, −0.54) 0.116
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) −5 (− 12, − 2) −8 (− 14, − 2) 0.536
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) −4 (−8.5, 0.5) −9 (− 10, − 2) 0.311
Resting heart rate (Beats per minute) −7 (− 12, − 2) −1 (−9, 6) 0.211
Total body fat percentage (%) −2.1 (− 2.15, − 0.45) 0.1 (− 0.4, 1) 0.022a
Fat mass - total (kg) − 1.52 (− 2.32, − 0.04) − 0.04 (− 0.93, − 0.04) 0.487
Fat mass - trunk (kg) −0.82 (− 1.4, − 0.002) −0.13 (− 0.8, 0.78) 0.688
Lean tissue mass(kg) 1.59 (0.68, 2.69) −1.38 (− 2.45, 0.26) 0.003a
Change in disease activity score
 Simple Colitis Index −1 (− 1, 0) 0 (− 1.5–2) 0.435
 Harvey Bradshaw Index 0 (− 1, 0.5) 0 (0, 0) 1.00
  1. Mann-Whitney U tests were used to compare changes in variables between groups. Median values for the change in these variables (interquartile ranges) are stated. Significant p-values adjusted for multiple comparisons (Bonferroni). aindicates statistical significance